Yoko vs. Ben Stein?

Stephen Bergstein is a gifted civil rights attorney based in NY and also a bona fide music devotee. He has written a very interesting analysis and commentary about Lennon v. Premise Media, a recent 2nd Circuit decision in which fair use was successfully argued in a music copyright infringement action. Conservative commentator Ben Stein (Bueller, anyone?), used a portion of John Lennon’s “Imagine” in a documentary about intelligent design. Yoko sued for copyright infringement and lost. The court found Stein’s use transformative.


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